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Phil Ivey Applies Some Pressure
Level 2: 75-150, ante
Photo: When word gets out that Phil Ivey is all in, a crowd quickly gathers.
David Miscikowski, Phil Ivey, and another player see a flop of A75. Miscicowski bets from early position, the player in middle position reraises, and Ivey four bets-to 7,500. Miscikowski folds and the other player calls.
The turn brings the J and Ivey's opponent checks. Ivey moves all-in for 13,825 and the other player goes deep in the tank for well over three minutes. Eventually, Tournament Director Matt Savage is paged to the table, as someone calls the clock.
The player lifts his cards as if to muck and Ivey appears to be on the verge of throwing his cards away too. The player liftshis cards an inch or two off the felt, then pauses, waiting for an Ivey reaction. After a few seconds, Ivey's opponent drops the cards and thinks for ten more seconds. Then he picks his cards up a second time and this time tosses them into the muck.
Ivey mucks immediately after the other player's cards hit the muck and he takes the pot.
Phil Ivey - 35,500
Photo (below): Ivey's opponent (second from left) studies Ivey for a read. Good luck with that. (Also pictured, WPT Champions Club members David Chiu and Eric Hershler.)
03:01 PM, 02/24/12